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The Case of the Abominable Snowman Characters ✓ 102 ¾ [Download] ✤ The Case of the Abominable Snowman ➸ Nicholas Blake – Nigel and Georgia are asked to come in midwinter to Easterham Manor under the pretense of investigating a psychic incident Shortly after their arrival the rather notorNigel and Georgia are asked to come of the Kindle #212 in midwinter to Easterham Manor under the pretense of investigating a psy. PR I like Mr Strangeways He's my best policemanJR He isn't a policeman you spotted pard He's a private impersonatorPR What's thatJR It's well it's a private impersonator like Sherlock Holmes He puts on a false beard and tracks the criminal to his lair when the police are baffledPriscilla and John Restorick The Corpse in the Snowman 1941 by Nicholas Blake pp 3 4Unfortunately the title gives away a huge plot point but that's not too terribly awful because we learn about the dead body in the snowman in the very first chapterwe just don't know who it is Priscilla and John Restorick are gazing out their nursery window at the glorious snowman that they and their beloved uncle had built several weeks ago when the great snow which was now melting had covered the countryside In fact ueen Victoria as the snowman had been fashioned was looking a bit worse for wear herself When Priscilla returns later after a piano lesson the children return to the window and stare in fascinated horror as ueen Victoria's face slides right awayleaving another face behind itThe story then goes into flash back mode taking the reader back to the days just before Christmas when the Restorick family and friends gathered in the Bishop's Room said to be haunted to see if they might dredge up a ghost The family cat Scribbles behaves very oddly acting as though she might have seen something otherworldly and Clarissa Cavendish cousin to Nigel Strangeways' wife and who has witnessed the scene feels that something dangerous is going on She invites Nigel and Georgia to stay with her and investigate Nigel is to assume the character of a dabbler in the psychic arts and investigate the strange disturbance in the haunted roomBut before Nigel can make much headway Elizabeth Restorick wanton daughter of the house is found dead apparently of suicide He suspects murder and finds that in this seemingly mild country house there are motives aplenty from money to sex to drugs And plenty of suspects as well from the doctor who was supposedly curing her of a drug habit to a friend who was like a jealous rival to the brother and sister in law who could definitely use the money Elizabeth left behind Nigel and Inspector Blount who is assigned to the case discover a twisted story of revenge running through the plotMurder for Christmas is always an interesting twist for the holidays and Nicholas Blake provides a nice country house murder as a yuletide present with plenty of red herrings and clues to go round A highly enjoyable winter read First posted on my blog My Reader's Block Please reuest permission before reposting Thanks

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Chic incident Shortly after their arrival the rather notorious strikingly beautiful Elizabeth Restorick is found dead by hanging. Before PBS and Downton Abbey we had the British mysteries of the Golden Age These mysteries gave a peek into the lives of the rich upper class world of England Blake's Strangeway mysteries are a prime example of that Strangeways acts as both an insider and outsider allowed into the aristocratic world but still somewhat of an outsider I particularly enjoyed this book The Corpse in the Snowman First for Blake's love of the language his precision in descriptions Second for it's somewhat uniue structure starting with the grisly discover before skipping back to Stangeways' entry into the case which kept one guessing The book seems a little dated with it's Reefer Madness hysteria over marijuana use but as a puzzle it's uite enjoyable

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The Case of the Abominable SnowmanNigel uncovers evidence of murder and he soon finds himself once again working with his friend Inspector Blount of Scotland Yar. I'd not read Nicholas Blake pen name of Cecil Day Lewis before but am so glad I gave this one a shot A lovely example of the Golden Age of classic crime this one is full of twists and turns that will keep even the most modern of readers guessing The characters are vibrantly and liberally drawn and the plot is refreshingly fleshed out but expertly paced to keep the pages turning A country manor house in winter a family full of secrets an enigmatic and slightly sinister doctor everyone has something to hide but is it murder This is the seventh of Blake's novels all but four of which feature detective Nigel Strangeways Strangeways is reuisitely odd and brilliant and solves the seemingly impossible puzzle only after many false starts and much thought and deliberation A wonderful read well worth your time